A Joint “State of the Industry” Program on February 18th

Santa Monica, California
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A Joint “State of the Industry” Program on February 18th
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405
United States

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It's time again for the MPISCC “State of the Industry” program.  We have joined MPISCC and HSMAI, ISES, and SITE in their annual “State of the Industry” luncheon to take place on Tuesday, February 18, at Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica.  

That our world has changed these past several years is an understatement. With the increasing scrutiny and the unfortunate negative perception of meetings in general (remember those $17 muffins??) what will the world of meeting planning look like in the years ahead? With still-decreasing budgets and still-increasing travel and safety concerns, what do the trend-spotters see for our future? How will this affect our own meetings?

Well, there is light at the end of that tunnel! And we’ll show you that brighter days are ahead. You’ll learn that futurists don’t really “predict” the future, but rather “project” the future based on trend lines that we see on a daily basis.

In this fun, fast-paced session, we’ll be discussing such items accountability (ROI), balance, changing demographics, sustainability and a host of others as they pertain to our personal, professional and global responsibilities. In this interactive program, you’ll not only learn the “top ten” trends for the meetings industry, but more importantly do some “blue-sky” thinking to identify those areas that most impact your own areas of special interest.

Learner Outcomes:  As a result of attending this program, you will:

  • Identify the top ten trends impacting the meetings industry
  • Target three trends that most affect your job
  • Develop an action plan to address those challenges

About our speaker:  Edward. E. Scannell

An active member of the National Speakers Association, Edward E. Scannell has given more than a thousand presentations, seminars and workshops across the US and in several overseas venues. Ed is a member of MPI and HSMAI, and has served on the boards of a number of groups including the Convention Industry Council (CIC), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and the National Speakers Association (NSA).

A past president of MPI’s Arizona Sunbelt chapter and its 1986 “Planner of the Year,” Ed was elected as MPI’s international president in 1988-89. He served as vice chairman of the MPI Foundation and also as dean of the MPI Institute Program.

Ed earned his CMP designation in 1986 and currently serves on the CIC-CMP board of directors. He was inducted into the CIC Hall of Leaders in 2007.

A frequent speaker at meeting industry events, Ed has presented programs for such groups as ASAE, ASTD, HSMAI, MPI, PCMA, RCMA, SGMP and TSEA. A skilled facilitator, he has conducted numerous strategic planning retreats for both trade and professional associations.

There will also be time for Q&A's (Town Hall) about the industry and/or MPI.

This is going to be a spectacular event that you don’t want to miss.

Hotel and Parking Information

Perched four blocks above the Santa Monica shoreline, Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica (formerly Sheraton Delfina) offers a superior access point to Los Angeles. Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica is conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown Santa Monica’s engaging collection of shops, entertainment and restaurants and less than eight miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The area’s main leisure attractions, including the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Getty Museum, Getty Villa and Venice Beach are all within steps of Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica.

Self parking is complimentary.  

Thank you to our event sponsors!



Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fees -- Lunch, Networking & Program:

    PCMA Member $45.00 
    Non-Member $60.00
    Student/Faulty $20

    At the door:  $75 (for all)

    If paying by check, please make check payable to PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter and mail to:
    PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter
    2726 Shelter Island Drive
    Suite #335
    San Diego, CA 92106